Whenever it’s time to replace your roof, you should also replace your gutters. You need both parts of your home’s exterior to protect your house. It helps reduce insurance premiums and can reduce the damage when it comes to water damage or flooding. Here are some of the best reasons to replace your gutters soon!
Too Much Physical Damage
One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to replace your gutters is when there is too much visible damage. The same advice goes for when it’s time to replace your roof. You might be wondering what counts as too much physical damage. This is when there are too many holes, cracks, or rust spots on your gutters. Some sealant and flashing can help, but they are only temporary measures. When it comes to a long-term solution, you will need to replace your gutters entirely.
Fasteners are durable pieces of metal that attach your gutters to your roof. They also ensure that the drains are kept level; this may seem insignificant at first, but it is crucial. While it is possible to have a roofing and gutter professional repair the fasteners, at some point you need to acknowledge that they should be replaced instead.
Fallen Nails and Screws
The soffits and fascia are essential pieces of your roof and gutter systems. Unfortunately, they can also suffer damage, whether due to inexpert installation, or something entirely out of human control, such as the weather in your neighborhood. The nails and screws that help hold the gutters together can and will fall out. If this keeps happening, then it’s a sign of wear of tear that can’t be ignored any longer.
The Gutters Are Sagging
Sagging gutters are never a good sign, either. All channels need to have what is known as a proper pitch. Without this, you will encounter pools of standing water and potential spillage, both of which can be a nightmare for the average homeowner.
Basement or Landscape Flooding
Finally, keep an eye on the condition of your basement, your home’s foundation, and its surrounding landscape. If you notice any flooding, then it’s another sign you need to get your gutters replaced. After all, lingering water damage can ruin everything you’ve worked so hard to maintain over the years.
Contact Topper Construction Today!
If you’re interested in having gutters, a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.